I learned a good lesson today. When tackling impediments, sometimes it pays to take on the small stuff first. Here are a few reasons why:
- Feedback: taking on the small issues first allows you more rapid feedback regarding your change efforts.
- Momentum: Building on a few small successes can make it easier to take on the bigger issues.
- Credibility: With each small achievement you build more credibility within the organization.
If you are like me, you love a big challenge and tend to “swing for the fences”. Well, there’s nothing wrong with that, but next time I might take a swing at the small stuff first.